Finance, economics and trade policy
Finance, economics and trade policies are a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers.
View all policy experts
Barber Professor of Jurisprudence
Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He worked at the European Court of Justice from 1989-92 and was Head of Birmingham Law School between 2006 and 2009. He was Acting Head of the College of Arts & Law at Birmingham from April to August 2015. Professor Arnull is the author of The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual (Leicester University Press, 1990); The ...
- +44 (0) 121 414 6295
Chair in Enterprise and Economic Geography
Professor John Bryson is Chair in Enterprise and Economic Geography at Birmingham Business School. John's research is motivated by a desire to understand and explain the complex ways in which production is organized through space and in place and via a variety of forms of enterprise.
- +44 (0)121 414 5549
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Engagement
Director of the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI) and City-REDI
Professor of International Business and Innovation
Simon is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (DPVC) leading on Regional Engagement at the University of Birmingham, and Director of the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) and City-REDI at Birmingham Business School, where he was Dean 2012-2016. He has held various roles, including: Chair of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, member of the ESRC Council and the GBS ...
- +44 (0)121 414 9672
Senior Lecturer in United States History
Tom Cutterham is a historian of Revolutionary America and the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world. He teaches the history of North America from the first English colonisations to the end of the nineteenth century, including courses on women in the American Revolution and the meaning of freedom in American history. Following his first book, Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the ...
- 0121 414 5747
Professor in Law and Ethics
'Sylvie Delacroix focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in Data and Machine Ethics, Agency and the role of habit within moral decisions (Habitual Ethics?, Bloomsbury / Hart Publishing, 2021). Her current research focuses on the design of computer systems meant for morally-loaded contexts. She is also considering the potential inherent ...
Professor of Work and Employment Relations
Director of MSc HRM Programmes
Tony is Professor of Work and Employment Relations at Birmingham Business School. He is part of the Organisation, Work and Employment (OWE) group in the Department of Management. He joined Birmingham Business School in May 2018, from Bangor University. Tony has over twenty years of employment relations experience as an academic, researcher, and journalist in the UK and Republic of Ireland, ...
- +44 (0) 121 414 7702
Professor of International Legal Studies
Rilka Dragneva-Lewers is Professor of International Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. She works on regional integration, EU external policy, legal reform and international diffusion of norms with a special reference to Eastern Europe. Her recent publications focus on Eurasian economic integration and its overlaps with EU initiatives in the post-Soviet region. Rilka’s work has strong ...
- 0121 414 3146
Professor of Economics
Professor Robert Elliott is an applied economist who works at the intersection of international economics, development economics, environmental and energy economics and international business. He has a particular interest in the Chinese economy, firm behaviour, natural disasters and the impact of globalisation on the environment.
He is an editor for the Sustainable Future Policy Lab, ...
- +44 (0) 121 414 7700
Barber Professor of Law
Deputy Head of School (Staffing and Strategy)
Professor Enonchong is the author of three major practitioner works in the field of banking and commercial law. He has advised in a number of complex international commercial disputes and has acted as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations
- +44 (0)121 414 6283
John Fender has been at the University of Birmingham since 1992 and was Professor of Macroeconomics between 1998 and 2021. Since February 2021 he has been an Emeritus Professor. He is an active researcher and supervises postgraduate students. He published a monograph on Austerity in September 2020.
View John Fender's CV (PDF)
- +44 (0)121 41 46644
Senior Lecturer in Corpus-based Discourse Analysis
International Exchange Tutor
I am a Senior Lecturer in corpus-based discourse analysis. My research focuses on two main areas: business discourse and evaluative language.
- +44 (0) 121 415 8346
Deputy Director of Research (Impact), School of Social Policy
Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite is an Associate Professor and Birmingham Fellow in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. She is also the Deputy Director of Research (Impact), School of Social Policy.
Kayleigh’s research interests focus on poverty and inequality, social security, and stigma, specifically investigating charitable food provision and food insecurity. Her work is ...
- +44 (0)121 414 5717
Professor of Regional Economic Development
After completing an undergraduate degree in geography, Anne has spent nearly all of her career conducting applied research of relevance to academia and policy in research centres/ institutes in the higher education sector.
She started her career at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) in Newcastle. Apart from a short stint at the Department for City and Regional Planning ...
- +44 (0)121 414 9666
Senior Lecturer in Modern History
My main interest lies in post war Germany, the political, social and economic reconstruction of the country (including Allied occupation policy) against the backdrop of the Cold War.
- +44 (0)121 414 5759
Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History
Director, Centre for Modern and Contemporary History
I am an historian of colonial empire with a special focus on the Middle East and the Mediterranean in the twentieth century.
I work on the discourse and politics of economic development in the French League of Nations Mandate in Syria and Lebanon, on the history of Fordism in the post-Ottoman Middle East, and on the global history of colonial commodities and natural resources.
For full details ...
- +44 (0)121 41 48113
Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies
An anthropologist by education, I enjoy doing interdisciplinary research. My main interest is the production of heritage in post/colonial contexts and the associated politics of history, social memory and development, including local as well as transnational relations and practices, from heritage management to tourism and the social lives of the people living near designated heritage sites.
- +44 (0)121 414 5769
Dr Maureen Mapp is a lawyer whose research and teaching interests are in public law and private law particularly how to bridge the normative gap between law and non-state ethno cultural norms. In this regard, Maureen has provided technical expertise to the Commonwealth Secretariat on adoption of cryptocurrencies and their impact on agricultural based economies. In collaboration with UNAFRI, ...
- +4 (0)121 414 2886
Professor in Law and Language
Professor McAuliffe’s principal area of research focuses on the relationship between law, language and translation in the EU legal order. By clarifying the ways in which language plays a key role in determining judicial outcomes at the EU level, she challenges EU scholarship to look beyond more conventional approaches to the development of a rule of law that draw on law alone. ...
- 0121 414 7269
Dr Claire McIvor is a tort lawyer whose main research interests are: (i) liability for the acts of others (both vicarious and non-vicarious); (ii) public authority liability in negligence (particularly police liability), and more recently, (iii) legal applications of Epidemiology.
- +44 (0)121 414 6324
Chair, Regional Economic Development
Currently, Raquel Ortega-Argilés holds the Chair in Regional Economic Development at the department of Strategy and International Business and the City-REDI research institute at Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, UK. Her current research work focuses Productivity, Innovation, Regional development, SMEs, entrepreneurship and industrial dynamics and on regional and ...
- +44 (0)121 414 6761
Lecturer in Social Policy
Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)
Louise is a Lecturer in Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). Her research interests focus on older people and personal finance (and personal finance-related issues), including financial security, financial advice, and the regulation of consumer financial services.
Louise’s research is strongly empirical, but against a backdrop of ...
- +44(0)121 415 1066
Professor of Company Law in Context
Professor Talbot writes and teaches on company law and corporate governance from a law in context approach, with particular emphasis on the political economy of the company. She has written several books on company law and corporate governance as well as many scholarly articles. Her current project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, ‘Making the Company Fit for Social Purpose’, deals ...
- 0121 414 3631
Professor of European Law and Policy
Director, Institute of European Law
The research of Martin Trybus aims to make a contribution to the understanding and development of the Law of the European Union, especially its economic and constitutional aspects, to establish ‘European Union Defence and Security Law’ as a separate legal subject, and to contribute to the understanding and development of European Union Public Procurement Law.
- +44 (0)121 414 6330
Reader in Human Rights Law
Deputy Head of School (Education)
Dr Ben Warwick’s research explores how economic factors affect human rights (and especially socio-economic rights). He is interested in the ways that laws and the institutions that enforce them change under such pressures. This has led him to write on the related questions of crisis, neoliberalism, and the reversal of rights protections. He is a specialist in international human rights, the ...
- 0121 414 6288
Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics
Karen Yeung joined Birmingham Law School and the University of Birmingham’s School of Computer Science as Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics in January 2018.
Karen is actively involved in several technology policy and related initiatives in the UK and worldwide, including those concerned with the governance of AI, one of her key research ...
- +44 (0) 121 414 6298
Dr Chen Zhu is committed to teaching and researching intellectual property (especially copyright). His publications have appeared in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as Social & Legal Studies and International Journal of Information Technology and Law.
- 0121 414 8564